Recipients of our Borough Gift Card can now spend their balance in M & S Food located in Eastleigh Town Centre. The M & S store is the latest company in a long list of businesses from across the Borough to join the scheme led by our Economy team.
Now almost 60 businesses from across the Borough have joined this scheme which has provided shops, restaurants and other businesses across the Borough with a slick solution to offering gift vouchers for their merchandise, hospitality or experiences.
In the lead up to Mother’s Day and Easter, a gift card could be a great alternative to giving chocolates or flowers. The ever-growing list of shops, retail and leisure venues gives people the freedom to choose where to spend their gift card, including the M & S Foodhall which offers specialist gins and wine as well as a wide selection of delicious food options.
The scheme is run with an aim to encourage residents in the Borough to shop locally especially when buying gifts for special occasions. The card can be loaded with any amount of money (minimum £10) and can be spent in a wide range of places across the Borough including restaurants, pubs, beauticians, and shops. It is a brilliant gift to give someone that is hard to buy for and in turn supports the local high street.
Businesses can sign up for free to be a part of the scheme and start accepting the gift card as soon as possible. The card is available to businesses of all sizes across the towns and villages in the Borough, as long as they accept Mastercard payments, they can sign up to be a part of the gift card incentive and allow customers to spend money in their establishment.
Council’s Cabinet member for Economy, Derek Pretty said: “Giving a Borough Gift Card to a loved one for Mother’s Day or Easter is the perfect alternative to buying something new and gives them the choice to spend it on one of the many retail outlets or experiences that are already a part of this scheme. Giving a gift card will also help to boost our local economy.”